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1983-1984 Los Angeles Olympics 2-Coin Commemorative PROOF Silver Dollar Set

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We are pleased to offer for sale this 1983-1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games 2-Coin Commemorative PROOF Silver Dollar Set!  The set includes one 1983-S Los Angeles Olympiad Discus Thrower Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar and one 1984-S Los Angeles Olympiad Olympic Coliseum Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar.  Both coins were struck at the San Francisco (S) Mint. The coins were struck in commemoration of the XXIII Summer Olympiad held in Los Angeles, CA in 1984.  Both coins are 90% silver coins composed of .900 silver and .100 copper with a weight of 26.73 grams and a diameter of 38.1mm.

There were 1,577,025 of the 1983-S LA Olympic Games Discuss Thrower PROOF Silver Dollars minted.  The coin was designed by Elizabeth Jones, chief engraver of the U.S. Mint.  The obverse of the coin depicts a traditional Greek discus thrower inspired by the ancient work of the sculptor Myron, while the reverse shows the head and upper body of an American Eagle.

There were 1,801,210 of the 1984-S LA Olympic Games Coliseum PROOF Silver Dollars minted.  The coin was designed by Robert Graham, an American sculptor who created the sculpture placed at the entrance to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The obverse of the coin depicts Graham's sculpture with the coliseum in the background.  The reverse features an American Eagle grasping an olive branch, perched on a rock inscribed with 'E PLURIBUS UNUM'.

The 1983-1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games 2-Coin Commemorative PROOF Silver Dollar Set is encapsulated and comes in the original U.S. Mint packaging with a Certificate of Authenticity (COA). These coins are of great worth and value to the collector looking to expand their Commemorative Coins Collection!

Don't miss out on this rare 1983-1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games 2-Coin Commemorative PROOF Silver Dollar Set!


At a glance
Mint: 
San Francisco (S)
Coin Type: 
Modern Commemorative Silver Dollar
Denomination: 
Large Dollar ($1)
Grade: 
Proof (PR)
Composition: 
.9 (90%) Silver and 0.1 (10%) Copper. Over all composition is 90% Silver
Edge Type: 
Reeded
Diameter: 
38.10 mm
Mass: 
26.73 grams (each)
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Modern Commemorative Coins

The U.S. Mint did not make commemorative coins from 1955-1981, despite repeated calls from the public to do so. In 1982 the Treasury department finally issued it's first commemorative coin since 1954, a silver half dollar honoring the 250th anniversary of George Washington's birth. In the past, the responsiblity for distributing commemorative coins had been placed in the hands of a commission or private individuals. This time, the responsibility fell to the U.S. Mint, and all profits were distributed to the U.S. Government. With the coming of the 1983 and 1984 Los Nageles Omypics, came the opportunity to place a surcharge on each coin, each to the benefit of an organization that was determined by Congress (in this case, the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee). While this change was widely criticized at the time, it is now the standard and the practice continues with very little controversy.

While modern commemorative coins have not seen much appreciation from the public in general, these coins continue be be incredibly significant in their historical, cultural and sentimental value.

Be sure to look at all of our Modern Commemorative Coins and Coin Sets. Chances are you will find one honoring a subject you have a deep affection towards!

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